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Centennial Committee records

Identifier: UA 695

Scope and Contents

Contains reports, photographs, and memorabilia from the Centennial Committee dated 1975-1976.


  • 1975-1976


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical / Historical

The Centennial Committee was established to create a year-long celebration of the founding and growth of Brigham Young University.

A Centennial Committee of twelve was organized in 1970 with Heber G. Wolsey as chairman. Upon Wolsey's resignation in 1973, President Dallin Oaks appointed Lorin F. Wheelwright as chairman and executive leader of the Centennial. Dr. Wheelwright, who was about to retire as Dean of Fine Arts and Communications, served as chair until 1976, when the Centennial Committee was disbanded. Dr. Wheelwright was given a mandate to create a celebration of major proportions celebrating the founding and growth of Brigham Young University. The Centennial was to be theme centered, and would encompass the creation of major monuments and artistic productions. The Centennial would begin April 1975 and end with commencement one year later, April 1976.


9 boxes (4.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Maintained in original order found in notebooks.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed finding aid is available in the repository.

Custodial History

Initial donation by Max Wilson in 1993. Additional materials transferred from the Centennial Committee in 2002 and October 2009.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Max Wilson; 1993.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Centennial Committee; 2002 and October 2009.


University history (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).

Related Materials

See also Centennial history collection, 1942-1985 (UA 930), Centennial Committee records, 1973-1976 (UA 1124), Centennial History Committee records, 1972-1976 (UA 566).

Processing Information

Processed; Joel Mathews; 2002.

Processing Information

Processed; Matthew Leavitt; October 2009.

Processing Information

Processed; Cory Nimer; March 2024.

Register of Centennial Committee records
Matthew Leavitt
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Revision Statements

  • 2023 June 16: Migrated existing file-level descriptions and updated collection-level notes; Cory Nimer.
  • 2024 March 8: Added Series 3 and related file-level descriptions; Cory Nimer.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US